From what I can tell they started out in the early to mid 90s as threads, evolving into list-serves and diaries and finally weblogs or blogs. There are now more than 155 million blogs worldwide.
That's boggling. Well it's blogging actually. And today marks the fourth year since I dipped my fingers into the blogosphere.
Daunting to think there's so many other other bloggers out there.
I started out in the spring of 2007 just sharing jokes and videos with friends and family and keeping them up to speed on developments having to do with my cancer. My regular readers will know I've had 2 bone marrow transplants since then and things are on the up and up.
The blog, too, has improved - I like to think - evolving into a forum for my own special brand of humour and an ongoing humorous exchange of comments between me and my regular readers.
So thanks for reading along folks. Some, like Sandie at Quirkyloon and Donnie at Beyond Left Field have been with me from the early days. Many others, though, have given up their blogs and moved on to real-life pursuits. I see some of them from time to time on Facebook and such but I miss their blogs.
But I want to thank all my followers, whether they've been with me for a long time or a short time. They make my life interesting. And, like the poster above, they make me feel wanted.
Um, in a good way.
Christ, I'm starting to sound like Sally Fields.